[act-ma] Thu., April 5 at 6:45 PM, Monthly Peace Film Series: Living Along the Fenceline

Amy Hendrickson amyh at texnology.com
Wed Apr 25 20:40:23 PDT 2012


The Monthly Peace & Justice Film Series presents:
LIVING ALONG THE FENCELINE

Thursday, May 3, 6:45 to 9pm
Central Square Library, 45 Pearl St., Cambridge 

Living Along the Fenceline tells the story of a set of remarkable women who live alongside U.S. military bases across the globe. They share their personal experiences of struggle, loss, and courage tell a wider story of communities working to transform  the contamination, prostitution, violence and desecration of land and culture generated by military installations around the world.

Living Along the Fenceline, a ground breaking 68-minute documentary by award-winning filmmaker Lina Hoshino, tells the stories of seven women whose lives have been affected by the U.S. military presence in their backyards. Their individual journeys of strength and courage represent the unheard stories of myriad communities across the globe that live alongside US bases and bear tragic hidden costs to their land, culture, and spirit. 

The film connects the stories of women from Texas, Puerto Rico, Hawai'i, Guam, the Philippines, Korea, and Okinawa (Japan) and their efforts to create genuine security in their home communities. They take us into their homes, walk us through their neighborhoods, and introduce us to their communities. We see how military operations and bloated military budgets have affected their lives as we listen to their experiences and take in their surroundings.

Through the power of personal story this film also tells a wider story of the negative impacts of .U.S bases on host communities. It shows the strength and creativity of women's activism in challenging prevailing assumptions about military security. Living Along the Fenceline offers provocative insights and information for audiences to think about these contentious issues in new ways. It lifts up alternative ideas of peace and security, embedded in the work of grassroots women leaders who are acting on their visions and beliefs. 

Parking Nearby
Sponsored by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom & the Cambridge Peace Commission

Refreshments will be served
For more information call 617.244.8054
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